When to Use and Not Use a Jitter Plot on Tableau Visualization

When shouold you use a Jitter plot? In week 31 of the MakeoverMonday challenge hosted by Zen masters Andy Kriebel and Eva Murray on the Big Mac index, I built a visualization that made use of a jitter plot to show the purchasing power parity among nations. I decided on a circle view to display this type of data so it will be easy to split the Big Mac index

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How to build small multiple gauge chart in Tableau

In my previous blog post, I did a walkthrough of my data prep process for the Iron Viz competition. In this post, I will dive into the steps I took to build the small multiple gauge chart. As I mentioned in my previous post, I tweaked Ken Flerlage’s version of this chart to be able to implement this view on my dashboard. Why I Chose a Small Multiple Gauge Chart

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Dynamically Group Tableau Top N and Other by Category

Recently I received a request on what to do with a “long tail” of data in Tableau.  I thought this is the perfect time to show you how to group Tableau Top N and Other by category. For example, show me the top 5 or top 10 or top 20 and then group all the remaining small values into one category called “Other.” A group in Tableau can be easily

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